The president has filed his brief for the impeachment trial, responding to the brief of the House filed yesterday. The brief is available here and below.
The Trump Impeachment and the Question of Precedent, Part II: The Trouble With Alan Dershowitz’s ‘Constitutional Argument’
Alan Dershowitz and Sen. Mitch McConnell are helping each other set an impeachment precedent in which there would be no room for removing a president for serious abuse of power.
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Jan. 21, and the question of what constitutes an impeachable offense is sure to feature in the trial itself and in the broader discussion of the president’s conduct. To answer that question, many commentators, lawmakers and experts may rely on what the Founders said at the time the Impeachment Clause was written into the Constitution. But there’s another way to think about an impeachable offense: by looking at the offenses for which Congress has actually impeached people.
The strike on Qassem Soleimani will weaken an international ban that has been an advantage to powerful states like the United States.
The House of Representatives has released its trial brief in the impeachment trial of President Trump, available here and below. The president's defense team is set to file their response on Monday, Jan. 20.
Samuel Morse analyzed how adopting the Federal Rules of Evidence for the Senate impeachment trial would really impact proceedings.
Mieke Eoyang and Anisha Hindocha criticized Mitch McConnell’s views on the procedure of the Senate impeachment trial.
How the chief justice deals with the question of whether the Senate will hear new evidence and testimony could illuminate how aggressive a role he intends to play throughout the trial.
Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of The Forward, the Jewish newspaper published out of New York City. She has been among the chroniclers, both in print and on Twitter, of the recent spate of attacks against Orthodox communities in New York and New Jersey. She joined Benjamin Wittes by Skype to talk about the origins of these attacks, why it is so hard to respond to them, and why they don't fit in with any of our political preconceptions.
The House Judiciary Committee has released additional material from Lev Parnas related to the ongoing impeachment inquiry, available below.
Israeli politics have become inextricably entangled in Netanyahu’s legal predicament, and there is little legal clarity about what Israel’s constitutional law requires in this situation.
Ukraine’s prime minister has submitted his resignation after a recording surfaced in which he appeared to disparage Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s grasp of economics, reports the Wall Street Journal.
While the United States prohibits assassination as a matter of national policy, not every killing violates this ban. And even if the killing did not have an international legal basis, it may not necessarily constitute an assassination under the U.S. government’s definition of the term.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's study of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program made several critical mistakes that have limited its long-term impact. Here's how it could have been better.
Editor's Note: This post is adapted from remarks delivered to the Standing Committee on Law and National Security of the American Bar Association on January 15, 2020.
Once again, the FBI is seeking Apple’s help in unlocking phones in a counterterrorism case. But this time, Apple is technically incapable of providing assistance.
Tor hidden services are intended to help dissidents and whistleblowers. Instead, they have provided a false sense of security to users and created a platform for child sexual exploitation.
It’s episode 150, and to celebrate we have a special guest: The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher Krebs! That’s right, we’ve got all the cybers this week, and a fun guest to walk us all through it. That, plus a smattering of sign-stealing frivolity and Rush appreciation! We’ll be back next week with our usual takes on the news…
The National Security Institute crew discusses the current state of affairs between Iran and the United States.
When experts write about impeachment, they tend to spend a lot of time on the Founding, but there’s another way to think about the impeachable offense: by looking at the offenses for which Congress has actually impeached people.
On Jan.16 at 1:00 p.m., all 100 senators will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the first steps of the Trump impeachment trial. President Trump has been charged by the House of Representatives with abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The livestream of the Senate floor provided by PBS NewsHour is available here and below.